Work as a professional proofreader in 2015

Share Article is pleased to announce proofreading job opportunities for current and prospective professional proofreaders.

“I decide what days I work, how many hours I work, and what projects I take on. The flexibility is fantastic, and the variety is fun.”

“We edit almost anything anyone could imagine,” one ProofreadingPal editor says. “In my nearly four years with ProofreadingPal I’ve edited recipes, dissertations, poems, short stories, novels, children’s books, journal articles, personal correspondence, political ads, news releases, product promotions, visa applications, college application essays, cover letters and resumes, and academic work of all kinds. And what makes it perfect is that I decide what days I work, how many hours I work, and what projects I take on. The flexibility is fantastic, and the variety is fun.”

If that sounds interesting, consider that ProofreadingPal contracts with proofreaders in time zones around the world to handle the 24/7/365 needs of its clients. Proofreaders may live anywhere from Iowa to India, from Australia to Alabama, from Venezuela to New Zealand. An Internet connection and a computer with MS Word 2007 or higher and Windows XP or higher are all the tools you need.

Professional proofreaders make comments, suggestions, and requests for clarification on every page as they edit for grammar, spelling, verb tense, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, clarity, style, and all the nuances that make for effective writing. In addition, proofreaders need to be familiar with various writing formats including Chicago, APA, MLA, Turabian, CMS, AP, and CSE. ProofreadingPal seeks qualified applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  •     Are currently employed by or enrolled as a graduate or postgraduate student in an accredited US university and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  •     Have a graduate degree with a minimum of five years of professional proofreading and editing experience.

More than sixty contract proofreaders currently work for Here are a few of them:

  •     Julia earned a PhD in English literature from Tulane. After a twenty-year stint in academia, she became a full-time freelance editor.
  •     Arnold, a Syracuse grad, is a retired award-winning newspaper editor and journalism professor.
  •     Janet holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa and is currently a PhD student in Hispanic literature at Cornell University in New York. (See more profiles at

So exploit those language skills for fun and profit by learning how to join these and the dozens of other pros at ProofreadingPal by visiting [ What better way to start 2015 than with a new career as a professional proofreader?

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